JAMB finally fixes new date for mock exam
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation (JAMB) has fixed Monday, April 1, 2019 for its 2019 mock examination earlier scheduled for Saturday, March 23, 2019.
The change according to a statement by JAMB’s head of media, Dr. Fabian Benjamin was due to circumstances beyond the Board’s control.
The statement urged candidates who had indicated interest in the mock examination at the point of registration and had since printed their mock examination notification slips not to print another one.
It noted that all the details on the slips remain the same except the examination date which is now April 1, 2019.
The Board also noted that the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation examination (UTME) has been scheduled to begin from Thursday, April 11, 2019 while candidates are to begin the printing of the 2019 UTME notification slips from Tuesday, April 2, 2019.
“All candidates who registered for the 2019 UTME are to ensure that they print their examination notification slips before the day of the examination as no excuses would be entertained.
“The public should note that the Board would not reschedule examination for any candidate. Candidates can print their slips anywhere,” the statement read.
It would be recalled that the Board had closed the sale of its UTME and Direct Entry (DE) application document since Thursday, February 21, 2019.
“At the close of the sale and subsequently close of registration portal, it was discovered that 41,063 candidates created profile and procured either UTME or DE ePINS but were unable to complete their registration formalities after initiating the process.
“In view of this consideration, the Board has opened the registration portal effective from Wednesday March 13, 2019 for all candidates with either UTME or DE ePINS to complete their registration formalities. The portal would be closed on Friday, March 15, 2019 by 12midnight.
“This opportunity is for only candidates who had created profile and procured UTME or DE ePINS before the close of registration portal as the sale of ePINS had since been closed,” the statement noted.